The Aurora Free Library proudly presents a full program of events each season at the Aurora Free Library and the Morgan Opera House. See all of our upcoming events in the list below.

For more information about programs and events at the Aurora Free Library, contact Sandra Groth, Librarian, at the library at (315) 364-8074.

Ongoing Events

We hold Preschool Storytime weekly on Wednesdays.

The Southern Cayuga Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:15 PM.

Knitting Circle meets every Friday night from 6-8 PM. All skill levels and fiber arts welcome. Canceled until further notice.

Community Read – The Hate U Give

Community Read

2020 Southern Cayuga Community Read:
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas 

Each year, the Southern Cayuga Community Read brings neighbors and friends together to discuss a book that has local relevance while exploring timeless themes related to justice, freedom, and equity. This year, following the lead of the SCCS honors English students, we will be reading The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Community Read will consist of small discussion groups, not a central meeting at the school. We will be breaking up into groups of five participants and one moderator (either in-person or via Zoom) to share, reflect and discuss the book and how it relates to racial injustices we see or feel in our own community. We will follow COVID-19 safety protocols using masks, social distancing and are asking participants to bring any beverages they require.

We will meet during the week of October 5th, 2020. Times and locations will be determined once groups have been formed.

Groups will be formed in one of two ways:

  • Existing Groups: Friends, neighbors, coworkers who would like to form a community read group. We will provide a moderator and meeting area or zoom link.
  • Individuals: We will create small groups based on your meeting preference (either in-person or via zoom).

Complimentary copies of the book are available at the Aurora Free Library and the Hazard Library.

If you are interested in participating in a discussion group, please fill out a form at either library, online here, or call or email Elaine Meyers at 315-364-8986 or